Cleaner CTA red line! Has anyone noticed the cleaning crews at the Howard station? I asked their supervisor if they were kids of staff getting a coveted summer job. At any rate, since the CTA is begging for money and threatening (no news lately) fare hikes, don't forget the threat to stop the purple line.
For years the red line was usually trash ridden, sticky, oftentimes lacking that fresh air odor! That is until the threats began. Since much of the purple line traffic is directed to the red line now, this crew was formed. The crew hits the incoming red line with trash bags and air freshener spray!
And, they're cleaning both the southbound and northbound red lines. Just wondering if this was done on our behalf or in response to the complaints from the suburban riders forced to ride it? As the supervisor told me a few weeks ago, suburbanites complain to the CTA more...
Broken tree limb on Howard - Maybe DevCorp should put up boxing bags on Howard so people needing to vent their frustrations physically could stop and throw a few punches at an inanimate object. As for aesthetic values, the boxing bag couldn't look any worse than the arse planters filled with trash and flattened flowers.